Allergy Clearing: NEAT Differentiation From NAET
Allergy reversal can be achieved by changing the energy dynamics of the nervous system using acupuncture, detoxification, and nutrient support, says Konrad Kail, ND. He calls his approach Natural Elimination of Allergy Treatment (NEAT) and reports that 87% of his allergy patients have good to excellent results. According to Dr. Kail, the NEAT protocol is an adaptation of and progression from a technique called the Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET), used by many physicians in North America for the detection and elimination of allergies. Developed by Devi Nambudripad, D.C, L.Ac., Ph.D., R.N. of Buena Park, California, this non-invasive method combines muscle response testing with acupuncture and chiropractic.
Dr. Kail studied with Dr. Nambudripad and then adapted the method, based on his knowledge of nutrition, acupuncture, and energy dynamics. He dropped the chiropractic and systematized the treatment points, delivering them by hand through acupressure rather than acupuncture needles.
As Dr. Kail explains, with NEAT, allergens are treated in groups, each treatments based one week apart (NAET treats each allergen individually); the treatment points are the same for all patients (NAET uses varying points); the functional integrity of the body’s membranes (“ barrier function”) is assessed and treated before desensitization, (NAET does not address this); computerized electric dermal screening analyzes sensitivities, (NAET uses muscle testing); and samples of suspected allergens are collected from the patient’s living environment (NAET doesn’t do this).
The key to success with NEAT, says Dr. Kail, lies in getting a great deal of information about the clinical status of allergy patients before prescribing a program. While utilizing standard laboratory test and certain investigative analysis such as stool, urine and immune status profiles, he primarily relies on an approach called electrodermal screening (EDS) for collecting precise data or the patient’s sensitivities.
A patient’s potential allergy reactions to up to 6,500 different foods and substances (even supplements and medications) are assessed, being retained as a computerized energy imprints in the EDS device.
Further, patients bring in samples of suspected allergens from their living environment: contents of a vacuum cleaner bag; dirt and lawn samples from their yard; perfumes, toothpaste, and soaps used; household detergents, disinfectants, and cleaning agents. The EDS equipment is then used to test the patient sensitivity to these everyday items.
Dealing with “barrier functions” is a key factor and successful allergy elimination. One must have mucous membranes that are moist and effective, skin that is intact and free of lesions, digestion that works. If not, you will resensitize to old allergenic foods, despite treatment. In other words, if your barrier function is not working properly, you will become sensitive (allergic) to foods and substances.
Adapted from “Ending Allergies with Acupuncture” by Richard Leviton. Alternative Medicine Issue 27.